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Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions Blog! Here you will find inspiration for your next adventure and information from your last adventure, produced by our field leaders, Seattle office staff, and contributing writers. You may filter this content by geographic region, by typeincluding blog post, field report (a daily recap of a past expedition with images), photo gallery, or video—or by topic. Explore your world, from our perspective.

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The Best Cultural Dive Sites in the World
November 18, 2015
Blog Post

Long-time Zegrahm leader, Susan Langley, is the State Underwater Archaeologist for the Maryland Historic Trust. She is a dive safety officer for the state of Maryland and is a master scuba diver trainer through PADI. Susan teaches classes and seminars on marine archaeology, and recently had a project recognized by President Obama! (View the...

White Tern, Ducie Island
November 16, 2015
Blog Post

As the sky began to brighten with an orange glow, a Zodiac was lowered and the scout party hopped aboard. In the scarce light, it was clear that wind and swell were pounding the reef around Ducie Island, a remote atoll and the fourth and final island in the Pitcairn group that we hoped to visit on this trip. Time seemed to stand still as we awaited the callwould it be possible to find a way ashore?

As soon as word arrived that a safe landing had been found, we bundled...

Kugluktuk, Nunavut, Canada
November 3, 2015
Field Report

Saturday, September 5, 2015 - Edmonton, Canada / Kugluktuk, Nunavut / Embark Sea Adventurer: Full of excited chatter, we boarded our charter flight this morning as we left Edmonton for Kugluktuk. A brief refueling stop en route at Yellowknife gave us a nice view of Great Slave Lake and the last obvious trees we would see for the rest of the trip. Soon we landed on the small airstrip amidst the low tundra landscapes of Kugluktuk...

Little Auks, Northwest Spitsbergen
October 28, 2015

Our recent expedition to the Arctic yielded spectacular wildlife results, including a visit to a little auk nesting site! Watch ornithologist, Mark Brazil, describe the incredible scene of thousands of birds.

Cavtat, Croatia
October 19, 2015
Field Report

For more information on our 2016 Fabled Adriatic expedition, visit our trip page

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - Dubrovnik, Croatia: Welcome to Croatia! After checking into the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, we checked in with Cruise Director Kelsey Simmons before setting off to enjoy the amenities of the hotel’s...

October 19, 2015

Zegrahm cofounder, Jack Grove, recently gave a TEDx Talk about "A Shifting Paradigm in the Galapagos," and we are thrilled to share it with you! This is a great example of the in-depth knowledge you will be exposed to when traveling with Jack in the Galapagos. 

For more information on our Galapagos expeditions, visit our destination page.

One of Romania's Top UNESCO Sites: Moldavian Monastery
October 15, 2015
Blog Post

The lovely region of Bucovina, once the medieval principality of the province of Moldavia, nestles into the fir-clad Carpathian foothills in the northeastern corner of Romania. Repeatedly invaded by the Turks during the 14th and 15th centuries, the territory was successfully defended by Stefan the Great who ruled from 1457 until 1504. As thanks to God for his victories, Stefan built a monastery after each battle, and his son, Petru Rares, continued the tradition for another half...

Are iPhones the best camera for travel?
October 14, 2015
Blog Post

One of our favorite parts of traveling is looking through all of the photos once we’ve returned home. Sharing images of our adventures with family and friends, realizing we caught a whale fluke at exactly the right time, or seeing a frigatebird spread his wings on film, offers a great thrill.

Since photography is such an important part of our adventures, we often receive questions from guests: Is it really okay to use an iPhone? What’s the best camera for travel? How do I take...

Complimentary Kayaking
September 30, 2015

Our recent expedition to the Arctic yielded spectacular wildlife results - some lucky guests even got to kayak among a pod of orcas! Watch kayak guide and naturalist, Kevin Clement, explain the good luck we came across. 

September 23, 2015
Blog Post

I confess, I did not see it coming. When news broke that Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell had officially restored the name of North America’s highest peak to Denali, my first reaction was, “Really?” Followed quickly by, “It’s about time.”

Since time immemorial, the Koyukon Athabaskans called the eternally snow-covered 20,320 foot mountain, Deenaalee. It’s only been since 1897 that it’s been officially labeled on maps...